February 14th – Valentines day – the day of love. But what if the one you love doesn’t treat you well? Emotionally and/or physically abuses you… What then?
Dinah Vagina’s ‘Not an isolated incident’ is a moving display of 118 ceramic figures, each with the name and age of a woman killed in the UK in 2016. These women were killed by men – mostly men that they loved.
The World Health Organisation state that of women murdered around the world, 50% are killed by their partner (in comparison 2% of men are killed by a partner).
On Valentines day 2017, while Dinah’s ceramic figures were on display outside the castle, myself, Zamzam, Tao and Zilch painted around the corner. I put up 118 names and ages of the women killed by men in 2016. It was an emotionally draining piece, but that’s why I invited other artists to support me. Thank you Zilch and Zamzam for your female energy and paint skills. Thank you also to the guys that came and showed their love – Joe, who documented our day; Tao, one of my rock-solid paint partners and Haydn, who rollered the wall like a pro!
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